The thing is that today, our survival systems still work the same, but our environment has changed a LOT.
Little are the chances to run into a lion on our way to the supermarket...
Yet, our survival mechanisms keep activating through our days, keeping us stuck in fear land.
Here is what happens in our brains:
" If I do that, which is scary.... * Create my business * Say I love you * Leave my boyfriend * Speak at an event * Do an instagram story * Publish my book * Teach yoga * .... people will laugh, reject me, won't love me anymore, criticize me, shame me. I will end up failure, won't ever make money and I will end up on the streets, alone and ultimately... die. "
Although it sounds like I'm pushing this far, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS to us, our brain and our systems.
Getting out of comfort, means that we are challenging out survival systems and showing it who is the boss.
And the boss,
Not your survival pattern.
Also, here is the ugly truth of the world we live in:
People will criticize, laugh and SHAME. We cannot control others reaction.
Don't let that be a problem to your rising.
They are not Lions, they can't eat you.
That's why the yoga studio is such an epic training place. For one hour and a half, you are surrounded with mindful, loving and empowering people, who will support you when you fall and feel ridiculous, and who will celebrate you when you rise.
And like Rome, it takes more than a day to build a yoga pose!
Growth means taking consistent steps out of the comfort zone.
It takes HUNDREDS of breaths, courage and hard work.
And on the way, you'll fall and you'll meet with the teacher of frustration which is also the teacher of patience. You will cry maybe, you will certainly get pissed off and angry when your mat neighbor gets the pose before you do.
But keep going my friend.
This is the way to your birthing and to your rising.
So do it messy, but do it anyway.
Soon, your wings will spread wide open, strong and beautiful,
And your flight will inspire others to grow theirs too.